Thursday, 28 February 2008

indoor fun

Still away from home, we have been doing lots, inside and out. A few days ago I discovered this great idea for making little magazines (or in our case books) from one sheet of paper, Esme in particular has been enthralled ever since and has been busy making up stories.

The two younger children have been discovering some of the toys that used to belong to me and my brother, I love that they take pleasure in playing with them, even though they are worn and chipped and dont make loud noises or need batteries.

My weetabix racing car.

Little people.

Monday, 25 February 2008

daffodil woods walk

We are away this week visiting my parents while at home hubby is in charge of supervising the man rebuilding the bathroom (how exciting!). Today we went on a lovely walk through Betty Daws Wood, the children, myself and Grandpa. The hundreds of daffodils are tiny and grow wild here, they are so pretty.

There were many snowdrops too.

Friday, 22 February 2008

blue skies

Another week (or two) and no posts, oh dear. been busy, the children were home last week on half term, we had a lovely chill-out week, and the weather was really good to us, resulting in some al fresco eating of lunch, in the park and at home.
(there should be a pic of lunch here but blogger doesnt like it and refuses to load it!)
One day we had some friends big and small round for a clay-day, which was great fun for all of us.

I really must also announce the winner of the oops magazine freebie, which was...

mijk of mijk improves, picked out by Esme "Milk, it says milk mum, oh no, thats a J, it says...(followed by a long silence)...". she got confused by the name that looked like neither English or Welsh! So, another parcel to Mijk, as I noticed she just won Julias 300th post freebie too!!! lucky girl! I will get the parcel in the post as soon as I can.

Friday, 8 February 2008

Sun Monkeys

I have been enjoying making these monkeys up for the last couple of evenings. And today they were able to bask in some rare winter sun. Still to decide if they need clothes, I kind of like them without. When I made Betsy, my first sock monkey, I tea dyed her to make her look old, and stuffed her with old cut-up shirts, so she is heavy and lumpy. These two are lovely and squishy and soft though.

Thursday, 7 February 2008

oops, anyone like a freebie?

I bought 2 copies of this months edition of Country Living (UK) by accident. the second time, I thought some bits looked familiar but just thought I must have browsed it well in the shop. when I was reading it at home, I was convinced I already had it, but a search of the magazine pile didnt find another copy.

Well, yesterday I found the first copy, with a different pile, of books. So, if you would like me to send it to you, leave me a comment. I would prefer to send it outside the UK, to someone who cant just go into a shop near them and buy it.(otherwise it doesnt seem worth the postage). I will get one of the children to pick a name from the comments in a few days. I will be popping in some other little bits with it too, to make up a nice parcel.

Tuesday, 5 February 2008


Some welsh words are great, and Crempog is one of them, its up there with Sboncen (squash - the game of). Crempog is Welsh for Pancake, so happy Pancake Day!!